Grieving is like a Roller Coaster in the Fog

WSN-MO: The Perfect Catch  It’s Thursday.  That means its time for WSN-MO Dating and Relationship Coach, Christine Baumgartner.  This week, Christine writes WSN-MO members an open letter.  Grieving Feels like a Roller Coaster in the Fog I’m grateful to be writing to widowers with my thoughts on grieving and on dating after loss. My experience… Continue reading Grieving is like a Roller Coaster in the Fog

Love Languages

WSN-MO: The Perfect Catch A few minutes with Dating and Relationship Coach, Christine Baumgartner Several years after Tony’s death – as the fog of widowhood started lifting – I found myself wondering, “what’s next.” I wanted to be open to inspiration and possibilities. I knew they were out there somewhere if I could just learn… Continue reading Love Languages

Dealing with the feelings that come up around the holidays

All those feelings that come up around the holidays As the holidays approach, I start hearing from folks in my widowhood community. They talk about the variety of feelings the season is bringing up for them. A widower, with sadness and confusion in his voice, tells me that the holidays were always “her thing”. She… Continue reading Dealing with the feelings that come up around the holidays

HOW TO HONOR YOUR LATE SPOUSE AND A NEW LOVE AT THE SAME TIME

HOW TO HONOR YOUR LATE SPOUSE AND A NEW LOVE AT THE SAME TIME Are you getting ready to think about dating? Alternatively, maybe you’ve already put your toe in the water? Many widowers feel quite divided at this point – between the life they had with their late spouse and the new life they’re… Continue reading HOW TO HONOR YOUR LATE SPOUSE AND A NEW LOVE AT THE SAME TIME

WSN – Friends Seemingly Lost

WSN-MO: The Perfect Catch A few minutes with Dating and Relationship Coach, Christine Baumgartner Friends Seemingly Lost Among the many devastating changes that come with widowhood, one that often catches people entirely by surprise is the pulling away of one or more close friends. Most married couples have a few (or many) friends who are… Continue reading WSN – Friends Seemingly Lost

Fun Activities to DO with Your Grandchildren

Grieving and Thanksgiving 2018 With the approach of Thanksgiving, I can’t help but think back to Thanksgiving 2012, my very first holiday following my husband’s sudden death. The grief fog was still very thick. Numbness created a comforting cushion around my body and emotions.  My husband had died in August. By the time November arrived,… Continue reading Fun Activities to DO with Your Grandchildren